WACKER BioSolutions: “Plant-based products represent one of the fastest growing segments within the food industry” – Vegan

Using advanced biotech processes, WACKER’s life-sciences division, WACKER BIOSOLUTIONS, provides innovative solutions and products tailored to the life-sciences sector, including pharmaceutical proteins, cyclodextrins and fermentation-generated cysteines.

The division focuses on developing customized solutions for growth sectors such as food ingredients, pharmaceutical actives and agrochemicals. Alessandro Capuani is technical sales manager of the WACKER BIOSOLUTIONS division, responsible for the EMEA region.

Wacker supplies ingredients for a wide range of plant-based foods. How important are plant-based products for Walkers?
Plant-based products are quite important to us as they represent one of the fastest growing segments within the food industry.

Range of Walker Dips
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Every food company is trying to create new plant-based foods and to do this they are looking for ingredients that come from renewable sources like starch. This growing market has a demand for innovative foods that can be met with our CAVAMAX® Versatile cyclodextrin.

What solutions do you bring to food manufacturers for which applications?
We offer our customers a range of solutions including applications for vegan fine bakery products, plant-based beverages as well as vegan spreads and dips.

In sauces, dips and spreads, for example, CAVAMAX® W6 can be used instead of eggs to reduce fat. It can support an excellent mouthfeel and texture and is easy to integrate into composite systems.
More and more, consumers are now looking for plant-based foods for health and environmental reasons. With our CAVAMAX® At W6, we offer a vegan formulation that meets exactly these consumer needs.

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What is Cavamax made from and how is it produced?
Cavamax® Trade name for cyclodextrin from WACKER. CAVAMAX with 6 glucose units® W6 FOOD has the smallest cavity of the native cyclodextrins. Ring-shaped oligosaccharides are produced enzymatically from renewable raw materials using a patented process.

What benefits do food producers have from choosing Cavamax for their products?
The main advantage is that producers are able to improve the overall quality of plant-based foods by using a clean-label ingredient that has unique functional properties.

Cavamax® W6 is sustainably produced from plant-based raw materials. It is highly versatile and enables a variety of “free” solutions for innovative products. Additionally, it is vegetarian, kosher as well as halal.

For more information visit www.wacker.com

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